Three million new users signed up for Telegram after the Facebook outage

Mar 17 2019 05:30 PM
Three million new users signed up for Telegram after the Facebook outage

Facebook and its other services like WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger were down for hours on turday and this proved beneficial for Telegram.  Highly-encrypted mobile messaging platform saw a surge in sign-ups as According to a report in TechCrunch, Telegram garnered over three million new users during Facebook's downtime.

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As the Telegram users increased, Telegram Founder Pavel Durov on his page, wrote, "I see three million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours. He further added, "Good. We have true privacy and unlimited space for everyone," The Telegram app has over 200 million monthly active users.

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After suffering a massive outage on Wednesday, Facebook and its apps were back in action amid sporadic reports of some users still facing some issues.

Telegram confirmed to TechCrunch that the Facebook apps' downtime is the likely cause of its latest signup spike.

 

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